Young Women Who Work

Young Women Who Work

Myra Wolfgang is international vice-president of the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Employees’ Union, as well as secretary-treasurer of its Local 705 in Detroit. She also heads the Coalition for Women’s Advancement. This interview was held in Detroit by Bernard RosenbergĀ and Saul Weinman.

Weinman: Can you begin by telling us not something about restaurant workers?

Wolfgang: The restaurant industry provides low-paying service jobs. It is the one industry that gives married women an opportunity just to work from eleven in the morning to two in the afternoon. They send their children off to school, and are back home when the kids return. Also, it’s an industry that al...

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